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Bonfiglioli USA President Named To AGMA Board of Directors

July 20, 2017
Bonfiglioli USA, a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., recently announced the election of President Greg Schulte to the Board of Directors for the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). Schulte was elected to a three-year term by AGMA Corporate Members, effective April 3,...

Gear Dynamics And Gear Noise Short Course On Ohio State Campus

July 20, 2017
The four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course is scheduled for the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) September 18-21. Over the years, the courses have provided attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding insights into the practical side, such as how...

New Generation Of Gear Hobbing Machines

July 20, 2017
The newly developed LC 280 α gear-hobbing machine provides Liebherr quality with maximum flexibility and short delivery times. The new development relies on tried-and-tested know-how — at the same time including many improved components. In recent years the gear market has been experiencing a...

Hardinge Group To Partner With Prosper Machine Tools

July 20, 2017
The Hardinge Group recently introduced its Prosper Machine Tools as their exclusive Hardinge and Bridgeport dealer in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Prosper Machine Tools will take on responsibilities for sales, service, support, and repair parts fulfillment for the full line of Hardinge Brand CNC...

2017 Marks 90th Anniversary For Star Cutter Company

July 20, 2017
Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th Anniversary in 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. Founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess, Star Cutter Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business and one of the oldest Michigan-based manufacturing...

Connecting GMS®Metrology with GX Hard Finishing

July 20, 2017
Gleason's GX Event Series is traveling the world to introduce the powerful new capabilities of the Genesis®200GX and 260GX Threaded Wheel Grinding Machines and the benefits of the Gleason Closed Loop System. "In contrast to a trade show, this kind of event enables us to demonstrate...

Gleason Introduces Its 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine

July 20, 2017
Gleason Corporation introduces its latest innovation in gear-inspection technology with the 300GMSL Multi-Sensor Inspection Machine, providing the capabilities of four instruments on one platform. Designed for manufacturers of automotive, aircraft and other like-sized gears, the 300GMSL offers a...

FMS Wins Powder Metal Parts Award

July 20, 2017
The grand prize in the Hand Tools/Recreation Category went to FMS Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a 30-tooth drive sprocket fabricated from sinter-hardened steel with a proprietary machining additive, made for Polaris Industries, Inc. The part goes into a motorcycle where it is driven by...

Hard Scudding Shapes New Horizons In Gear Production And Performance

July 20, 2017
Just a few years ago, the concept of Scudding left the traditional skiving method in the dust, so to speak, for internal gear production used primarily in the powertrain buildup. This process, five- to 10-times faster than gear shaping, formed the surface of the workpiece through several, small...

EMAG Presents World-Class Machining Quality For Geared Components

July 20, 2017
At Gear Expo 2017, October 24-26. at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, EMAG USA will feature manufacturing systems for precision metal components with a special focus on its efficient and diverse solutions for gear manufacturing. The modular VL Series for chucked components...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Available In North America

July 20, 2017
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) now offers a full line of Rasoma machining centers, including vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle, and various special purpose machining centers, such as cross-hole drilling in crankshafts, with full...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CNC Gear Cutting Added To 2D CNC's Portfolio

July 20, 2017
2D CNC Machinery has added S&T Dynamics' range of gear cutting machinery and related automation equipment to its portfolio of metal cutting CNC machining centers, cell-and-system technology. S&T Dynamics is a manufacturer of automotive and military powertrain, axles, and transmissions...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: How Gear Shops Raise Productivity with CLC Machines

July 20, 2017
CLC knows gear manufacturers and what they need, and the company has been serving the gearing industry for decades. Now, because the machine builder has plenty of practical, hands-on experience, CLC puts an approach to machine tools into action. CLC's machine models for hobbing, shaping, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Nord Introduces Single-Stage Gear Unit

July 20, 2017
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from a wide range of industries need to address a variety of customer needs — from safely processing food, to heavy-duty pumping of wastewater, to high-performance conveying in distribution centers, and more. Nord Drivesystems is helping OEMs better manage...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ChamferCut Process Ensures Maximum Chamfer Quality And Reproducibility

July 20, 2017
Liebherr has optimized chamfering with the ChamferCut technology and opened it up for completely new applications. The chamfering process can now be performed during the machining process, which represents a huge customer benefit. The established method is based on tried-and-tested Liebherr machine...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: GMTA Represents The Profilator Line

July 20, 2017
GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, represents the Profilator line of gear pointing, rounding, cutting, Scudding®, Hard Scudding®, deburring, and polygon machine tools for North America. The company provides full-application engineering, machine building, installation, commissioning, and all...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Ransohoff Introduces The Leandrum CF Washer

July 20, 2017
Ransohoff, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, has introduced its LeanDrum CF Washer. This new platform provides an energy efficient, reliable solution for high-volume cleaning needs, along with an innovated design for cold-forming applications. The LeanDrum CF features a robust,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Everything From A Single Source With Skiving3

July 20, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package. "For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine," said Dr.-Ing. Oliver Winkel, head...

The Route To Successful Composites Machining

July 7, 2017
New CoroMill® Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimized milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fiber reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers and operators will...

Everything from a single source with Skiving3

June 30, 2017
Gear skiving according to the Liebherr concept has proved itself. Specialists from Kempten, Ettlingen, and Collegno offer competences from a single source in a full-service package.  “For successful gear skiving, users need more than just a good machine,” said Dr.-Ing. Oliver...

REM Surface Engineering Appoints Justin Michaud as New CEO

June 19, 2017
REM Surface Engineering announced the appointment of Justin Michaud as CEO. He assumed responsibilities January 2017, and will succeed Mark Michaud, who stepped down into a reduced role as a Technical Fellow supporting research and sales. Justin Michaud has been part of the REM Surface Engineering...

Oerlikon Graziano Presents New Technologies in High-Performance Automotive Transmissions

June 19, 2017
High-performance transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, brand of Oerlikon Drive Systems Segment, presented its range of hybrid transmission systems at the 2017 CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo in Novi, Michigan, in May. The focus was on the hybrid transmission concept, which promises a step...

Sandvik Coromant Appoints Nadine Crauwels as New President

June 19, 2017
Nadine Crauwels has been appointed president of Sandvik Coromant and will be responsible for continuing to develop the company as the leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the manufacturing industry, effective May 15, 2017. Crauwels has a solid background with Sandvik...

Liebherr Hosts 7th WZL Gear Conference

June 19, 2017
In continuation of a successful tradition to present the research results from the WZL Gear Department to the North American gear industry, WZL invites members of the gear manufacturing community to the 7th WZL Gear Conference hosted by Liebherr Gear Technology, July 18-19, 2017, at the Sheraton in...

Mid-South Metallurgical Invests in Afc-Holcroft Equipment To Expand Existing Production Capability

June 19, 2017
Commercial heat treater Mid-South Metallurgical in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, purchased new AFC-Holcroft furnace equipment to increase its production capability for carburizing, carbonitriding, neutral hardening, normalizing, annealing, and stress relieving of metal components. The new furnace...

Ipsen Adds September Class with Special Atmosphere Session to Ipsen U Lineup

June 19, 2017
Ipsen announced a new addition to its 2017 Ipsen U lineup — a course on September 19-21. Plus, those who attend the September Ipsen U course can extend their training at no extra cost with an additional day dedicated to atmosphere heat-treating systems. This atmosphere session will be from 1...

Matrix Design Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility

June 19, 2017
Matrix Design LLC recently announced the start of construction on its new facility at 1361 Schiferl Road in Bartlett, Illinois, about 10 minutes east of South Elgin. With a November 2017 completion date, Matrix will move from its two locations into this 50,000-square-foot facility designed for its...

Rego-Fix Tool Corporation Opens New Facility in Whitestown

June 19, 2017
Nearly 100 guests including customers, Whitestown and Boone County officials, members of the media, and a representative from the Swiss Consulate joined Rego-Fix Tool Corporation (RFTC) executives and employees on May 5 to celebrate the opening of the company’s new North American headquarters...

MC Machinery Systems Completes Move to New Headquarters in Elk Grove Village

June 19, 2017
MC Machinery Systems has moved into its new headquarters at 85 Northwest Point Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The new 175,000-square-foot facility honors the history and stability of MC Machinery while supporting the growing future. The new facility is a 76-percent increase in square...

JTEKT Toyoda Americas Opens Great Lakes Technical Center

June 19, 2017
Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and just under 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda’s new Wixom, Michigan-based tech center will provide local sales application, turnkey, and service support to manufacturers in the Great Lakes region. At the grand opening in April,...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Offers New Industrial Robotic Calibration and ISO-Based Performance Test Solution

June 19, 2017
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced its new solution for the calibration and performance testing of industrial robot systems. The RoboDyn software package, created in collaboration with the developers of SpatialAnalyzer, works in conjunction with a Leica Absolute Tracker to allow for the...

Okuma Corporation Completes Dream Site 2 Parts Factory

June 19, 2017
Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, announced the completion of the company’s new Dream Site 2 (DS2) parts factory in Oguchi, Japan. This facility improves the company’s ability to respond to customer needs by shortening lead times and adding value...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Schunk Expands its line of Micro-Machining Products

June 19, 2017
Tribos polygonal clamping technology has been used in high-precision micro-machining for many years by medical and dental technology, watchmaking, and jewelry, as well as mold-making and optical engineering companies. Due to the high demand of the patented toolholding system, Schunk has further...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: EMAG Offers Compact Gear Manufacturing with Modular Machines

June 19, 2017
EMAG’s compact production line for gear manufacturing consists of just three machines, all from the EMAG modular series, demonstrating the flexibility and performance capacity of this series. The VL 3 Duo, a dual-spindle vertical turning machine, the VL 4 H, the vertical hobbing machine, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Cortec Corporation Introduces Breakthrough in Temporary Rust Preventive Technology

June 19, 2017
Cortec Corporation has developed a water-based rust preventative (RP) that reduces applied cost by 40 percent compared to a bestselling oil-based RP. Cortec’s innovation offers excellent corrosion protection while reducing carbon footprint and cutting common labor or disposal costs associated...

Star Cutter Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary

June 7, 2017
Star Cutter Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on its past and looking toward the future. The company is a leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing...

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Augments Tooling Management and Shop-Floor Network Solution

June 7, 2017
Hexagon AB has completed the acquisition of FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH, a German system integration specialist and provider of software and hardware solutions for production-oriented tasks. FASys has an established working relationship with the Hexagon-owned CAD/CAM specialist Vero Software,...

Kyzen To Co-Host Clean and Green Seminar

June 7, 2017
Kyzen will co-host a VOC compliance seminar exclusive to the metal parts manufacturing industry on June 13-14, 2017, at co-host CJI Process Systems Inc. in Santa Fe Springs, California. The Clean and Green Seminar will provide attendees with an in-depth review of the latest changes in solvent...

ATI Industrial Automation’s 2017 Technology Fair Is August 10 in Michigan

June 7, 2017
The one-day event at ATI Industrial Automation’s facility in Orion Township, Michigan, will focus on applications advancing automation, providing attendees the opportunity to learn more about ATI’s products and hear from industry-leading experts. The event will feature educational...

Can-Eng Furnaces Receives Contract from Automotive Suspension Component Manufacturer

June 7, 2017
For a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components, the furnace system will be integrated into a completely automated forging cell expansion, with a controls and part tracking system, for heating aluminum billets prior to forging of automotive suspension components....

Exsys Showcases Customizable Technologies at WMTS 2017

May 31, 2017
Exsys Tool Inc. will highlight innovative tooling, rotary table, and gear-making solutions in booth 224 at the 2017 Western Manufacturing Technology Show on June 6-8 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Visitors will view the benefits of the Preci-Flex tooling system,...

John Burch Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bison Gear & Engineering

May 25, 2017
The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering recently announced the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer effective May 1, 2017. Burch succeeds Marcus J.S. Bours, who served as interim CEO since June 2016. The board expressed its appreciation for Bours’ service...

International VDI Congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles" Is July 5-6 in Bonn

May 25, 2017
At the international VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles” on July 5-6, 2017, the Congress will place its focus on innovations and novelties in the field of transmission development as well as the electrification of the powertrain and the challenges that are inherent with the design of...

Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course at Ohio State September 18-21

May 25, 2017
The upcoming four-day Gear Dynamics and Gear Noise Short Course on the Ohio State campus (at the Fawcett Center) is September 18-21, 2017. Over the years, these courses have been extremely successful since they provide the attendees with a solid background in the fundamentals, while yielding...

ALD Receives Contract for Third SyncroTherm System Slated for the North American Aerospace Industry

May 25, 2017
ALD Vacuum Systems Inc. in Wixom, Michigan, has received a purchase order from a North American-based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm® brand, fully integrated vacuum heat-treating system. This system will primarily perform low-pressure carburizing (LPC) and is the direct replacement...

Kapp Niles Announces New Metrology Division

May 25, 2017
Kapp Niles recently announced the expansion of its product portfolio by adding high-end metrology solutions. The newly found division, Kapp Niles Metrology GmbH, based in Aschaffenburg, Germany, leverages the wealth of experience and technology of R&P Metrology GmbH whose employees and...

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Awarded Rolls Royce Approval

May 25, 2017
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) recently announced it was awarded Rolls Royce Approval. The adherence to strict specification requirements, process execution, and a daily commitment to quality processing are evident among all employees at Solar. “The successful certification of our...

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Announces New President

May 25, 2017
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) recently announced the appointment of Mikel Woods as president. Woods previously served as senior vice president and has been with AHT since 2005. Gary Sharp will be stepping down as president but will remain active in the company and will continue to serve as CEO...

The Hardinge Machine Technology Show Is June 6-8 In Elmira, New York

May 25, 2017
The Hardinge Group is hosting its Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS), June 6-8, 2017, at its Elmira, New York, headquarters. This show will feature products from the full Hardinge Group portfolio including turning, milling, grinding, and workholding. See live cutting demos, new technology from...

Ipsen USA Provides Comprehensive Support for Heat-Treating Systems Shipped Around the World

May 25, 2017
Focused on providing advanced equipment and comprehensive support to industries around the world, Ipsen USA recently shipped eight vacuum heat-treating systems to customers in Costa Rica, India, Germany, and the United States. This equipment will be used to support the additive manufacturing,...

Toyoda Wins 2017 Automotive News PACE Award

May 25, 2017
JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation was named a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony April 3 in Detroit, Michigan. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance. Toyoda was recognized for its...

Seco/Warwick Wins "Production Company of the Year" in the "Leaders of the Manufacturing World" Competition

May 25, 2017
The title given to Seco/Warwick is recognition of a company’s expertise, innovative technologies, and solutions in the manufacturing sector while achieving significant growth dynamics. “Seco/Warwick is not afraid to reach for IT solutions from the world’s top shelf, which...